Many flock owners have reported conflict with wildlife involving their coops since 2012. Over 70% of those conflicts involved bears.
As more and more chicken coops are built in backyards and on agricultural lands, conflict with bears and other wildlife is increasing. Chickens and other livestock are an easy target, full of calories and a highly attractive food source. Bears, in particular, can do a lot of damage to infrastructure if they can access it and are usually destroyed in defense of life and property when this happens. Electric fencing, when properly installed, is a coop owner’s best chance of preventing conflict with wildlife.
WildWise has developed two programs to help local food growers to keep their livestock safe and prevent wildlife from being destroyed. Please contact us for more information on these programs if you are interested.